Blogging is not only a medium to showcase your voice, it’s also a viable career option. Many youngsters are jumping into the blogging world to earn part-time passive income. Some (like me) are even earning a full-time professional living. But starting a professional blog requires lots of things, and if you are planning to make blogging your career, you (at least) need to have a blog business plan and a professional appearance. How can I start a professional blog? Here’s his full question: I am blogging on a free WordPress.com blog now, and I want to get a blog for professional blogging. Should I move from WordPress.com to a “professional” platform? I want to know how much it will cost to create a new blogging website & how much I should be paying per month. And what about hosting? Where do I start, and what do I do? Starting A Professional Blog I’m sure Anil is not the only one facing this problem, and many of you probably want to jump from a … [Read more...] about How To Start A Classy, Professional Blog: Your Questions Answered.
Professional blogging is a situation when a person takes blogging as a full-time profession. He indulges in the blogging activity in such a way that he has no time to do any other work. It means that only blogging become a source of bread and butter. So discussion is, Is it really worth to resign from a current job and to go for professional blogging? Some persons always remain in dilemma that what is the correct time to start with professional blogging. Quitting your current job which is paying you some decent recurring money is a tough decision. Here I am describing some points which you should consider before getting into professional blogging. Money Money may be the most important factor for tending you towards professional blogging. If you are earning some decent amount of money from blogging, may be slight less than your income, then you should consider yourself to off from your job. It is a foolishness to left everything for blogging because it may be possible that some life … [Read more...] about When you should start Professional Blogging
Few years back Blogging was just one of the hobby, but in 2015 we have seen a growth in the terms of bloggers and people who started taking blogging as a career option. With the evolution of entrepreneurship and solopreneurship, people these days are keen to start something of their own, and blogging is something which anyone can start from, and from anywhere. Though one of the biggest dilemma for people like you who are blogging part-time is: Should you quit your job to become a professional blogger? Is blogging the right career choice for you? Let’s try to find the answer to all these in this column. Question: Full time Blogging Career option Hello Harsh,I want to take full-time blogging as my career option. I am an engineering student, and I want to take up blogging full time after completing my engineering. My fear comes about my Job experience and education. What about my future in Blogging. I mean blogging alone can’t help. Should I setup something else? I am … [Read more...] about Professional Blogging Career or Part time Blogging
My name is Eric and I’m an editor. I’ve been a freelancer for many years working with various companies, marketplaces, students, professionals, journalists, entrepreneurs, copywriters, travel portals, bloggers, musicians, and all other facets of writers. If you’ve submitted a post here at ShoutMeLoud, you may have had an encounter with me. Some of those encounters may have been favorable, and others, well, maybe not so much. First, let me start off by answering this question: Editors are essentially grammar nerds. We seek to make sure that everything the writer is saying is said in the most attractive way possible. But not everyone has a favorable opinion of editors. Here’s why: They nit-pick. They change words and phrases that you think didn’t need to be changed. They’re often at odds with your artistic vision. But there’s one thing you need to remember: Editors are writers, too. I am a writer. Honestly, I’m much more of a writer … [Read more...] about I Will Show You How to Make Your Blog Professional in 15 minutes
It was somewhere around March-April 2009 when I decided to quit my daily job to become a professional blogger. At the time of the writing of this post (2014) it has been five years since I made that decision, and not only am I happy, but I consider it to have been among the best decisions I have made in my life. Becoming a professional blogger was not something I had ever given a lot of thought to prior to the spring of 2009, but somehow circumstances favored me enough (and I was brave enough!) to make that decision and create a new reality for myself. If you want to read more about my journey to pro-blogging, here are two posts which will give you a more complete background of my blogging journey: This article is a part of a question-and-answer series. So if you have any questions related to blogging/ WordPress / SEO/ making money online etc., feel free to send me your questions using ShoutMeLoud’s contact form. Being a professional blogger is not an easy job. Many skills, much … [Read more...] about How to Become a Professional Blogger & Be Your Own Boss